Former QPR and Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes Danny Ings has got what it takes to be successful at Liverpool following his switch to Anfield.
The former Burnley striker managed 13 goals in the Premier League last season but still couldn't help the Clarets avoid the drop to the Championship.
The 22-year-old will join the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli in trying to help Liverpool get back into the top four next season after a disappointing campaign last time round. So far boss Brendan Rodgers has signed Ings, Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Roberto Firmino and Adam Bogdan - and Redknapp believes the England youngster is the man to make the step up.
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Redknapp, speaking on behalf of BT Sport's charitable initiative The Supporters Club, told GiveMeSport: "I like Danny Ings, I think it’s a great move to Liverpool for him and hopefully he can go there and get plenty of opportunities to score a few goals. I like Danny, he’s a good player."
Redknapp took part in a training session at St. George's Park on Monday with 40 Team England players selected by the Homeless FA who completed the organisation’s Training Centre programme which uses football to inspire individuals experiencing homelessness to positively change their lives.
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A fee is yet to be agreed between Burnley and Liverpool for Ings, who joined the Reds when his contract expired at Turf Moor earlier this summer.
Burnley are due compensation for developing Ings because he moved before his 24th birthday, however the two parties couldn't reach an agreement and now face a tribunal. Liverpool are thought to have offered £5 million, although Burnley wanted much more having accepted a £12 million offer from Tottenham.
Redknapp, who stepped down from his role in charge of QPR back in February also ran the rule over two players who could potentially be leaving Tottenham - Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris. Both have been linked with Manchester United - Kane as part of a £40 million deal and Lloris as a replacement for David de Gea who is expected to join Real Madrid.
The former Spurs manager, who has signed on as pundit with BT Sport for the 2015/16 season, believes Kane should stay put at White Hart Lane while conceding it would be a blow to lose Lloris to the Red Devils.
He said: "Harry Kane should stay at Tottenham, I think he needs to stay put because that’s where his future lies. Tottenham fans won’t want to be losing Lloris either, they’d be hugely disappointed if they lost him."
Harry Redknapp features in a new BT Sport Film, which follows the journey of participants on the Homeless FA’s Team England and Training Centre programme and highlights the work of The Supporters Club, BT Sport’s charitable initiative. It premieres on BT Sport on Sunday August 2 ahead of the FA Community Shield and online at www.thesupportersclub.org
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